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By Erin McCann 10:53 am November 05, 2012
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has established a new online database aiming to recruit "highly qualified workgroup members" for Federal Advisory Committees, according to a notice in the Federal Register.
By Bernie Monegain 10:30 am November 05, 2012
Data exchange makes strides, but much work remains
By Erin McCann 10:27 am November 05, 2012
What parties are doing (or should be doing) to protect patient privacy in a digital age.
By Diana Manos 10:23 am November 05, 2012
Moving the meaningful use of health IT forward has called for an increase in the workforce to provide doctors and hospitals with help establishing their EHRs.
By Diana Manos 10:23 am November 05, 2012
The National Quality Forum (NQF) announced Nov. 5 it has endorsed 10 behavioral health quality measures, addressing alcohol and tobacco abuse, antipsychotic medication adherence, and post care follow-up after hospitalization for mental illness.
By Mike Miliard 10:22 am November 05, 2012
ICA, which develops interoperability technology for health information exchange (HIE), announced that it will provide Direct capabilities to clients in six states through its CareAlign Direct messaging tool.
By Bernie Monegain 10:22 am November 05, 2012
New York University College of Nursing has partnered with Rubbermaid Medical Solutions, which develops and sells mobile and wall-mounted workstations, for an initiative aimed at improving nursing and clinical technology.
By Mike Miliard 10:15 am November 05, 2012
A long, long time ago, way back in 2007, "presidential candidates in both parties were pledging to boost health IT," writes TIME magazine reporter Michael Grunwald in his book, The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era (Simon & Schuster). "Several bipartisan bills were floating around Congress, and Hillary and Newt Gingrich...
By Erin McCann 09:55 am November 05, 2012
Colorado's newest Medicaid program, the Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC), has shown considerable promise in its first year of operations -- significantly reducing hospital readmissions, improving patient outcomes and saving the state as much as $30 million, according to a November agency report.
By Mary Mosquera 09:45 am November 05, 2012
When the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently selected Aegis.Net to establish a health IT test standard and interoperability as part of meaningful use of electronic health records, it highlighted the rising importance of interoperability testing.

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